Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds Flaxseeds come from the Flax plant, lesser known as Linum Usitatissimum, which belongs to the Linaceae plant family. Phew. Try and say that 3 times fast. 😊. Flaxseeds have tons of nutiritional value that we should all know about. 1 ounce of these seeds contain over 6,000 mg of Omega 3’s,… Read More Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds
Green Smoothies // Nutritional Or Just Tasty? By now most of us have heard all about this green smoothie trend. Many people are consuming green smoothies daily or at the least several times a week. The common misconception is that they are good meal replacements and can “alkalize” your body. Since they are full of… Read More Green Smoothies // Nutritional Or Just Tasty?
An App for Drinking Water? It’s Not What You Think. Over the last ten years, apps went from an idea that was probably ridiculed to one of the biggest, fastest growing markets in history. There are apps for everything – business, printing, games, entertainment, movies, music, and water. Wait a second. Water? That’s right. Well,… Read More An App for Drinking Water? It’s Not What You Think.
The Purple Craze As I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, I noticed 3 out of the 4 food pictures I came across had purple foods implemented into the meal. I have always known that if it’s purple, it’s probably healthy because it’s either a fruit or a vegetable, but digging deeper lead to… Read More The Purple Craze
Are you Chia-n? Chia seeds have become a big hit over the last few years, and for good reason. They are quite healthy for you. In fact, this whole post is based around the health benefits of them. But as always, we can’t learn about what something does until we know what it is in… Read More Are you Chia-n?
All Foods Have Fluids, but How Much? Many people today have an issue separating their cravings, especially when it comes to food vs. water. Usually, when you are really, really thirsty, it is obvious that your body is craving water. However, when you are at the beginning stages of dehydration (which many people are on… Read More All Foods Have Fluids, but How Much?
Protein – How Much and What Kind? I get asked time and time again, “Kim, how much protein should I be consuming post-workout?” or, “ what kind of protein powder should I use if I am trying to slim down?” These are both great questions among many others. One thing to remember with protein is… Read More Protein – How Much and What Kind?
Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend Ever receive a plant as a gift? Oh yeah and forget to water it for a while, run over to it randomly to check on it, and notice that it is still very much alive… those are most likely succulents. These desert thriving plants have the beauty industry going crazy right… Read More Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend
Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy? Not long ago, some news was shared from the American Heart Association (AHA) that sent shock waves throughout the health & wellness community. Coconut Oil might not be the miracle worker everyone has been claiming it to be for the past year. All over the internet… Read More Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy?
How Important Is A Balanced Diet? It’s Friday and I know that most of us tend to slack on our super strict diet over the weekend; you know like binge eating carbs, sugary foods, and basically all those items on our “not to eat” list. Well how about a better plan?! Let’s chill out… Read More How Important Is A Balanced Diet?
Catching Up On Zzz’s Could Help Your Overall Health Hope you all had an awesome weekend!! You ready for another kickass week? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you live in a noisy neighborhood? Your hormones rely on a solid sleep schedule so don’t throw them for a loop with minimal hours of sleep and… Read More Catching Up On Zzz’s Could Help Your Overall Health
Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side? Kale is everywhere right now … in our skincare products, on our clothing, in our smoothies, and at every trendy dinning spot. Is Kale as good as we are lead to believe, or is there a bad side to this superfood? The Good Are you in need… Read More Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side?
Kombucha: The Miracle Drink I am obsessed with Kombucha- the taste, the health benefits, and the simplicity of this drink! This is not a new trend; Kombucha has been around for thousands of years. Yesss recently it has become ever so popular in the states, but it was around as far back as 300 BC. What… Read More Kombucha: The Miracle Drink
Women and Heart Disease Heart disease is something that both men and women need to watch out for! Though we often hear more about the connection between men and heart disease, heart disease is the top killer of women here in the United States. This deadly disease has many different factors to it and can… Read More Women and Heart Disease
Meditation Apps That Are Trending Before I get started, let’s talk about meditation and why you should start participating in this activity DAILY! Meditation… but why? Meditation can improve your life by reducing stress, improving your concentration, increasing self-awareness, slowing down the aging process, increasing happiness… just to name some of it’s benefits! By setting… Read More Meditation Apps That Are Trending
Sparkling Water & Hydration If you follow me on social media than you are familiar with my latest #MindfulEatingChallenge , operation increase our daily water consumption! Water is the key to a healthy and happy body… yeah it’s honestly that easy! Want to loose weight? Drink water. Want clear skin? Drink water. Want to… Read More Sparkling Water & Hydration
Health Benefits of Carrots Carrots can be a yummy snack or a great additive to any meal, but what do they really do for your body? Are multi-colored carrots better than the popular orange carrots we see at the store? No, they both carry the same amount of beneficial nutrients our body needs. With my… Read More Health Benefits of Carrots
Vitamin D // Health Benefits & More Vitamin D is a hormone that helps your body to absorb some very important nutrients we get from food & sunlight. The consumption of Vitamin D is vital in ensuring your body’s other nutrients get the boosts they need. Being deficient in Vitamin D will leave your cells… Read More Vitamin D // Health Benefits & More
Water & Dehydration Now that Summer is here, it’s time to start planning beach and lake trips! Yay! Here in LA, the beaches are closer than the lakes, so it’s mostly beach days for me. For those of you beach bums, surfers, hodads (pretend surfers), and even infrequent beach-goers, the weather is often overcast, and… Read More Water & Dehydration
Coffee As Sunscreen…? We all know coffee as being a delicious caffeinated beverage that we start our day with, but there is something more exciting. Coffee has a tone of benefits that most aren’t aware of. It can be used as an exfoliate, highly caffeinated beverage, to lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes,… Read More Coffee As Sunscreen… ?
Benefits Of Tea Now, I know that Tea isn’t as prominent a beverage in North America as it is in other parts of the world, but it is a fast-growing trend, and for good reason! There are many varieties of Tea, including herbal, green, black, oolong, etc.; each of which have their own blends and… Read More Benefits Of Tea
Everything We Love About Summer Happy First Day Of Summer!!! Summer is finally here and that means warm, warm, warm weather… oh yeah and no school for the kiddos! Feeding the family that now has endless amounts of free time on their hands while you still go into work can get a little overwhelming. I’ve… Read More Everything We Love About Summer
pH Water The water in today’s market is vast and everchanging. There are soooo many different options to choose from…tap water, bottled water, jugs of water, filtered water, etc. I can go on and on like Bubba from Forrest Gump. Each has their own flavor, and most have different nutrients, but perhaps the principal, chief… Read More pH Water